All Systems Go – The Ikea model starts!

We finally received the call to start the install of the first Ikea model. It’s all systems go! If you’ve read my blogs on this Ikea adventure, you’ll remember that the install date for the Ikea models for Lennar Homes was December 9. As is all too common in homebuilding and construction in general, that date was ...

Wainscoting Hacks that Will Transform Your Dining Room

Blog By: Modernize Paneling has, over the years, developed a poor reputation within the interior design world, and many homeowners are reluctant to use it in an important place, such as a dining room. This low reputation, however, is largely a product of poor quality and terrible applications. Wainscoting, a paneling method that only partially covers ...

Do you know Shagreen?

I love Shagreen and during our most recent visit to High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina we saw a lot of it. From light to dark, it's being used in a fashions.  For those of you that are not familiar with shagreen, it's the skin of small sharks and stingrays in it's natural state. ...

“The Great IKEA Challenge” Part II

Ikea Blog 2 When we left off last week we were at the Ikea store, unattractively gaping at the impossibly gargantuan number of options in the furnishings warehouse. (Recap – Beasley & Henley Interior Design has been tapped by Lennar Homes to create 2 unique model home using IKEA furnishings only. This has never been done in ...

The 2015’s Home Decor Trend We Cannot Get Enough Of

Brass, gold and copper have been steadily creeping into our homes for sometime now and we are loving it! Metals are in all places, from wallpaper to flooring,  furniture and accessories. Using metal is hardly a new concept. Our early ancestors discovered that copper was impressionable and could be fashioned into weapons, tools, ornaments. They ...

AN ENTIRELY NEW APPROACH TO MODEL HOMES – THE 100% IKEA DESIGN

   We are so excited!  Beasley & Henley has been tapped by home builder Lennar Homes to create an entirely new find of model home: the IKEA HOMES. This will be an entirely new thing in the design of model homes. It is really exciting to be the design firm making it happen!  While IKEA furnishings ...